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Development Concept Plan

Mount Rushmore National Memorial (the Memorial) is proposing to construct a new facility to house its law enforcement dispatch and maintenance functions. The proposed construction is needed to improve the efficiency of the Memorial's operations and address existing space concerns.

This Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluates two alternatives; a No Action Alternative and a Proposed Action Alternative. Under the No Action Alternative, the Memorial's existing law enforcement, dispatch, and maintenance facilities would remain unchanged. The Proposed Action Alternative would allow for construction of a new facility within the Memorial to meet operational needs. Existing facilities would be modified. Each alternative is described in more detail in the "Alternatives" section of this document.

This EA has been prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to provide the decision-making framework that: 1) analyzes a reasonable range of alternatives to meet objectives of the proposed plan; 2) evaluates potential issues and impacts at Mount Rushmore National Memorial; and 3) identifies specific and required mitigation measures that are designed to lessen the degree or extent of these impacts.
 
Comment Period: Closed        10/22/2018 - 11/22/2018
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